I'm an inveterate rock hound: collecting, slabbing, tumbling, mineral collecting, and more to come as I learn...This group is for rock hounds (mutt and pedigree) who simply like rocks, learning more, sharing the wonders of shiny things with like minded rock-ophiles. We can explore collecting sites in New England together, go to the local rock and mineral shows and rock swaps here in New England, plan trips to the southwest and other hot rock areas, have presentations by group members on their own experiences and lovely specimens...I've worn out family and friends accompanying me to deserts, mountains, rivers, etc. while I sift through sands, bang rock walls with a sledgdhammer... This group is about finding people who are silly for rocks and want to share their own experiences with others....All ages and levels of experience welcome.
You might be a rockhound if you think road cuts are tourist attractions. You might be a rockhound if you stand waiting by the sign that reads " WATCH FOR FALLING ROCK." You might be a rockhound if your living room looks like an exhibit at the Smithsonian Museum. You might be a rockhound if your screen saver on your personal computer features pictures of rocks. You might be a rockhound if you find rocks when you empty your pockets at night. You might be a rockhound if you have a two car garage and your 4WD pickup sets outside You might be a rockhound if your thumbs are squashed flat from constantly hitting them with a rock hammer. You might be a rockhound if you will dig a ten foot deep hole in 110 degree heat to find a walnut size agate and say you are having fun. You might be a rockhound if you are invited to a party and you spend the time searching through the gravel in the host's flower bed. You might be a rockhound if you think "Rock and Roll" has to do with a rock tumbler. You might be a rockhound if a leg breaks off your furniture and you have the right size stone to replace it. You might be a rockhound if your wife opens the dishwasher and yells your name. You might be a rockhound if you're thrilled over what others ignore. You might be a rockhoundwhen you treat your rock saw like a classic car and restore it. You might be a rockhound if you have never lost the love and wonder of life and the beauty of creation.